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Madhavaram is located in Chennai
Madhavaram is located in Tamil Nadu
Madhavaram is located in India
Coordinates: 13°09′N 80°14′E / 13.15°N 80.24°E / 13.15; 80.24Coordinates: 13°09′N 80°14′E / 13.15°N 80.24°E / 13.15; 80.24
StateTamil Nadu
DistrictChennai District
Chennai Corporation ZoneIII
13 m (43 ft)
 • Total119,105
 • OfficialTamil
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTN-18

Madhavaram is a part of north Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is also a taluk in Chennai District and a zone in Greater Chennai Corporation. It is located in between Perambur and Kodungaiyur. As of 2011, the neighbourhood had a population of 119,105. The Chennai district is expanded on 16 August 2018 by transferring Madhavaram taluk from Tiruvallur district to Chennai district.[1][2]


The Madhavaram taluk was formed on 1 July 2009 when the large Ambattur taluk was split into two. The latter was considered the largest land area in Chennai, which consisted of five fircas (towns). The new Madhavaram taluk consists of two fircas (Madhavaram and Red Hills) and 36 villages.[3] The old name of Madhavaram is Mathavapuram, as seen in a stone in front of the Ganesh Mandir in Rajaji Street.[citation needed]


Madhavaram is located at 13°09′N 80°14′E / 13.15°N 80.24°E / 13.15; 80.24.[4] It has an average elevation of 13 metres (42 feet).


Religious census
Religion Percent(%)
No religion

According to 2011 census, Madhavaram had a population of 119,105 with a sex-ratio of 989 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929.[5] A total of 13,030 were under the age of six, constituting 6,703 males and 6,327 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 12.4% and 0.28% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the town was 80.61%, compared to the national average of 72.99%.[5] The town had a total of 29,792 households. There were a total of 43,385 workers, comprising 148 cultivators, 233 main agricultural labourers, 765 in house hold industries, 36,871 other workers, 5,368 marginal workers, 89 marginal cultivators, 65 marginal agricultural labourers, 283 marginal workers in household industries and 4,931 other marginal workers.[6] During 2001–2011, Madhavaram registered a population growth of 56% with a 2011 population of 118,525.[7]


As per the religious census of 2011, Madhavaram (M) had 82.73% Hindus, 4.08% Muslims, 12.48% Christians, 0.05% Sikhs, 0.04% Buddhists, 0.16% Jains, 0.46% following other religions and 0.01% following no religion or did not indicate any religious preference.[8]

There is a Shivan temple[9] in Madhavaram which is believed to be 1,300 years old. There is also a Vishnu Temple[10] and some smaller temples in the locality. St. Sebastian's Church, the local parish, is in Madhavaram. Other churches are on MTH Road, KKR Garden, Gangaiamman Koil street. There are few mosques in KKR Garden, Milk Colony and Vinayagapuram.

Educational Institutions[edit]

  • St. Ann's Matric Higher Secondary School
  • Bosco Academy Matric Higher Secondary School
  • Don Bosco Matric Higher Secondary School
  • St. Thomas Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • St. Joseph Matric Higher Secondary School
  • Ramakrishna Matric Higher Secondary School
  • Shree Sakthi Matriculation School
  • Velammal New Gen - School

CBSE affiliated Schools[edit]

  • Olive Tree Global Education Campus
  • Thiruthangal Nadar Vidhyalaya School
  • Greenfield Chennai International School
  • Velammal New Gen School
  • Everwin Vidhyaashram School
  • KC Toshniwal Vivekananda Vidyalaya School
  • Sri Chaitanya Techno School

State Board affiliated Schools[edit]

  • St.Thomas Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Bosco Academy Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Government Higher Secondary School
  • Padma Prakash Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • Ramakrishna Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • St. Anne's Girls' School
  • St. Ann's Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • St. Joseph's Matriculation Higher Secondary School
  • St. Thomas' School
  • Sri Shakthi Matriculation School



Social organizations[edit]

West Cancer Trust advocates cancer awareness by counselling and screening the locals, both the rural people and the students. "LIGHT" NGO is situated in Manjampakkam neighbourhood, working for children, women, health and education. It is also home to a large number of the Anglo Indian community.

Administration and politics[edit]

Madhavaram is a newly formed state legislative constituency with more than 200,000 (2 lakh) voters. It consists of areas like Madhavaram, Mathur MMDA, Manali, Milk Colony, Puzhal, Red Hills, Sholavaram and Vadakarai. Madhavaram belongs to Chennai's corporation zone lll. Presently, Mr.S.Sudarsanam is the Member of Legislative Assembly.[clarification needed]


Madhavaram Inter-city Bus Terminus, one of the satellite termini of Chennai, is located in the neighbourhood, chiefly handling buses to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, including cities such as Chittoor, Tirupati, Nellore, Vijayawada, Kurnool, Puttaparthi, Visakhapatnam, Bhadrachalam, and Hyderabad.[11]

Metropolitan Transport Corporation (MTC) runs passenger buses to Madhavaram from other major parts of Chennai. A bus terminus serves the residents. Share Autos play an important role in transportation.

Truck Terminal[edit]

In the interest of the economy and trade and to decongest the central business district, CMDA has developed the truck terminal at Madhavaram over an extent about 100 acres (0.40 km2) at the cost of about 60 million (6 crores). It is located near the junction of 100 Feet Road and the GNT Road, with easy access to Chennai city, port and railways. The terminal has been functioning since 1992. The objective of the project is to provide modern and functionally efficient truck terminals for the benefit of the city.

Botanical garden[edit]

A botanical garden development broke ground on a 28-acre site in September 2010. The project was expected to complete in February 2013, at a cost of ₹57.3 million. The facility has almost 400 species of plants and also a herbal garden along with a nursery. A glasshouse, fountains, a birds' sanctuary, an auditorium and a children's play area are other facilities of the garden.[12]

The Horticulture Training Centre in Madhavaram was also to be upgraded to Horticulture Management Institute, at a cost of ₹39 million.[13]


The tallest building in the region is the 23-storey M-One Towers, residential apartments with 234 units, built on a plot of 2.1 acres.[citation needed]


  • St. Anthony's Hospital
  • KM Hospital
  • Murari Hospital
  • Jeevodaya Hospice for Cancer Patients
  • Govt. Hospital
  • Srikumaran Health Center, Retteri


  1. ^ Kabirdoss, Yogesh (19 January 2018). "Chennai district boundaries likely to be redrawn on April 1". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  2. ^ Kabirdoss, Yogesh (4 September 2018). "Withsuburbs, Chennai district officially doubles in size". The Times of India. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  3. ^ The Hindu (2 February 2010) (2 February 2010). "Bifurcation of the large Ambattur taluk". Chennai, India. Retrieved 15 July 2010.
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Madavaram
  5. ^ a b "Census Info 2011 Final population totals". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  6. ^ "Census Info 2011 Final population totals - Madhavaram". Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2013. Retrieved 26 January 2014.
  7. ^ Kalyanaraman, M. (25 October 2011). "Migration Spurs Suburban Sprawl". The Times of India, epaper. Chennai. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  8. ^ "Population By Religious Community - Tamil Nadu" (XLS). Office of The Registrar General and Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  9. ^ Kailasanathar Temple
  10. ^ Kari Varadharaja Perumal Koil
  11. ^ Kabirdoss, Yogesh (25 March 2018). "Madhavaram bus terminus ready for launch but Kilambakkam facility still in limbo". The Times of India. Chennai. Retrieved 9 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Botanical Garden at Madhavaram". Agriculture Department, Government of Tamil Nadu. 11 August 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  13. ^ "Stone laid for ornamental garden at Madhavaram". The Hindu. 16 September 2010. Retrieved 16 December 2016.

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